Author Archives: David Week

Why I am a feminist #5/5

This is my fifth, and last post of reflections on being a feminist. The Stats There are many statistics which show that in most parts of the world, women do not (yet) have equality with men. I could run through … Continue reading

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Why I am a feminist #4/5

This is my fourth day—of five—posting my reflections on being a feminist. AWMs, MRAs and GamerGate If all men and all women were onside for equal rights for women, and an end to stereotyping that forces men and women into—literally—semi-functional … Continue reading

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Why I am a feminist #3/5

INTERSECTIONALITY There’s an old puzzle that runs like this. A father and son are in a car, on their way home. The road they are on intersects with a railway track. The father sees a train coming, but attempts to … Continue reading

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Why I am a feminist #2/5

PATRIARCHY Rule by men Patriarchy means, literally, “rule by men”. And that might sound like that would be a good thing for men. But it’s not. And why not? We’ll get to that. The first wave of feminists were the … Continue reading

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Why I am a feminist #1/5

Today is International Women’s Day In the lead up, I started thinking about how and why I am a feminist. I finally realised that all of the reasons are intensely personal. They have nothing to do with abstract political or … Continue reading

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In praise of small houses

Over the past 30 years, the average size of a house in the developed world has climbed from 100m2 (1100 sq ft) to 250m2 (2700 sq ft). There are good reasons, if you care about your home, to resist this … Continue reading

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How ‘at home’ are you?

Let’s assess how well your home is doing on each of the six themes: love, acceptance, peace, children, return, centrality. Take the questionnaire and share your score. Continue reading

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What our poets tell us about home

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Five reasons why we need to rethink the home

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot We have divided our world in two The industrial … Continue reading

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